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Mesmire | Luxury Modern Coastal Home | St Just in Roseland, Cornwall


St Just In Roseland, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

It’s better to keep quiet about St Just in Roseland. Two miles north of popular St Mawes, this speck of a fishing village is a pastoral paradise of tropical plants bordered by fine sandy bays and one you'll want to keep all to yourself. Conceived by a botanical artist, Mesmire was designed to draw eyes across the water and embrace every ounce of magic that this secret fold the Roseland Peninsula has on offer.



Borne of the ground on which it sits and crafted by local hands, the fine art of slow living welcomes all at Mesmire. Echoing the pace of Cornwall's soft south coast, this luxury modern home in St Just in Roseland is a place where clean lines, desaturated hues and materials chosen for their natural qualities create a home of ease. Light floods the living areas through floor-to-celling windows, which offer a climatic show with every burning sunset, howling gale or full moon, ensuring that each stolen glance across the water imprints in the mind forever. 


When the owners of Mesmire first set eyes on this garden plot, creating a clean-living environment was at the top of their agenda. Organic and eco-friendly features have been used wherever possible, enhanced by Scandi-inspired furnishings chosen to compliment that spectacular, and ever-evolving view. Charcoal sits alongside suspended steam bent wood, ocean-blue against capitulum-white; a palette that reflects its surroundings with ease, bringing the river inside the lounge, dune grass to its walls, midnight skies to drawn out suppers.


With the Fal Estuary dancing to the rhythm of the oscillating tides, and sub-tropical gardens designed by Cornish landscaper Selma Klophaus, Mesmire celebrates all that the Roseland is famous for. If you can tear yourself away (and you must), two miles down the lane in St Mawes you'll find gourmet restaurants, boat trips and cheery harbourside inns where fireside tipples are more than encouraged. Finish the day submerged under a flamingo pink sky in the wood-fired hot tub, conveniently positioned within tip-toeing distance of the main suite.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 8 guests
    From £2,395 per week, £1,795 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsMesmire has three bedrooms on the lower ground floor each with access onto the deck; the master with super king-size bed, dressing room and en suite shower room, a second double with super king-size bed and en suite shower room, plus a standard double which sits opposite the large family bathroom. The fourth bedroom features a standard double bed and sits on the entrance floor with a shower room beside.
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  • FeaturesWood-fired hot tub
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyChildren aged four and above are welcome.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for three cars on the gravel drive. The house enjoys an exclusive spot between a handful of other prime location properties, which together share this view across the Carrick Roads. The garden is fenced for safety but there is a small unlocked gate at the bottom leading to the compost area, as well as a steep flight of steps from the parking area to the garden, so please supervise young children. There is an alternative gentle slope for easier access to the garden. Inside, the Vipp kitchen was sourced from Copenhagen and features a fridge-freezer, toaster, Nespresso machine and electric Miele oven. There is a washing machine and dryer in the plant room.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper of local produce, bottle of wine, Piglet in Bed linen, White Company towels, logs and kindling for the fire, Smart TV with Netflix and Sky, Sonos sound system, iPad, WiFi internet...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • Eco-friendlyAir source heat pump, electric car charger
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Bask in the Cornish summer sun at Mesmire
Lounge by the fire on cosy winter days
On balmy summer days, throw open the doors and relax overlooking the water

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St Just in Roseland

As the name suggests, this pint-sized village on the Roseland Peninsula is best known for its ancient church and the lush tropical gardens that run from its ancient stone doors down to the creek wending past.

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Getting there

  • On the Map St Just in Roseland enjoys a lush waterside spot on Cornwall's Roseland Peninsula, not far from Truro or Falmouth and just two miles north of St Mawes.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 towards Bath, the M5 South and the A30 towards Cornwall before following the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train Truro train station has regular connections to Exeter and London and is approximately 30 minutes away by taxi.
  • By Air Newquay Airport is approximately 45 minutes' drive away with daily flights to and from London.

From the owner

“Selling our family cottage in the centre of St Mawes left us feeling rather bereft about leaving the area for good. Whilst clearing the cottage for the last time, we spotted a garden plot of land for sale two miles north in St Just, and so began our next adventure.”

From the owner

We had spent over ten blissful years holidaying on the Roseland as a family, but when our children grew up we made the difficult decision to sell our cottage. The plot on which Mesmire now sits already had permission to build a house, however we had a lot of fun altering the layout to create the property you see today.

Our aim was to create a space in which we could fully relax in nature and not allow the senses to be distracted from doing so, hence why there are few pictures or ornamentation; it’s very much a case of less is more. We also opened up the views so that you are greeted by the amazing vista over countryside and onto the waters of the Carrick Roads.

To add character, we sourced and reupholstered some mid-century antique furnishings which suit the relaxed family vibe. Everything has been thought out, especially the Cornish hot tub which is in a splendid position to enjoy the awesome sunsets that you may be lucky enough to see!

Geoff Langridge

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in St Just in Roseland with an insider’s perspective.

Tate St Ives

To Do

Tate St Ives

The St Ives arm of the incomparable art gallery family sits on Porthmeor Beach and on visiting, you´ll quickly see why this stretch of Cornish coastline draws creatives from far and wide.

The Hidden Hut

To Eat

The Hidden Hut

Once a well-kept secret, The Hidden Hut sits in a special spot on the beach offering seasonal lunches and freshly baked cakes. They also host great paella evenings, but be warned, you´ll have to get there early.

The Idle Rocks

To Eat

The Idle Rocks

Overlooking the glittering harbour waters of St Mawes, The Idle Rocks is an elegant option for a special lunch or romantic dinner: chilled wine on the terrace is a must.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

To See

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

A 200-acre estate once hidden beneath brambles and ruins, the gardens have been lovingly restored to a glorious degree. The Lost Gardens have it all: history, romance and mystery.

Guest Testimonials

We booked Mesmire last year as it was the first place with availability. We fell in love with it so booked again this year. The setting and view are utterly idyllic and the house is so calming and relaxing.

We had an amazing time and the weather was just perfect. The villa is absolutely delightful, beautifully designed and very well positioned. The owner very thoughtfully left us flowers, a botte of wine and some delicious scones and extras for breakfast.

We had an amazing time and the weather was just perfect. The property is absolutely delightful, beautifully designed and very well positioned. The owner very thoughtfully left us flowers, a bottle of wine and some delicious scones and extras for breakfast. We followed all the house book recommendations and were pleasantly surprised all the time!

We were very lucky to book Mesmire at relatively short notice so it was the only house available to us. Now having stayed there I don’t feel as if I want to stay anywhere else and definitely hope to go back. Also we were able to bring our dogs which was essential. The most serene, calm, beautiful house. The view takes your breath away. We will definitely be back!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mesmire and cannot fault a thing. The property design and layout was perfect for our needs with the incredible view being much better than expected. We would like to thank the owners for allowing us the opportunity to stay in their beautiful home and Unique Homestays for the professional manner in which it was all organised.

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


Below are a selection of features in which Mesmire and Unique Homestays has appeared. If you would like to feature the property in an editorial capacity, please contact the marketing team on +44 (0)1637 882014.

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